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  • BEYOND THE FRAME: Musings of a Wave

    In Frank Vining Smith's ca 1900-40 oil painting, The Wild Gulf Stream,  we explore the artist's muse and his inspirations through his depiction of a singular large wave that fills his grand canvas. His life led him to the waters' edge time and time again, and in this blog we explore what it is about a wave that calls us, too.

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: Musings of a Wave

    • Art
    • Beyond the Frame
    • Collections
    • Recreation

    In Frank Vining Smith's ca 1900-40 oil painting, The Wild Gulf Stream,  we explore the artist's muse and his inspirations through his depiction of a singular large wave that fills his grand canvas. His life led him to the waters' edge time and time again, and in this blog we explore what it is about a wave that calls us, too.

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: Manuel Gaspar

    This stunning portrait of a blue-collar, immigrant fisherman takes us on a voyage of “why’s” and “why not’s” that brings us back to the heart of our mission here at The Mariners’.

  • Beyond the Frame: Manuel Gaspar

    • Art
    • Beyond the Frame
    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage

    This stunning portrait of a blue-collar, immigrant fisherman takes us on a voyage of “why’s” and “why not’s” that brings us back to the heart of our mission here at The Mariners’.

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: The Color of War

    • Art
    • Beyond the Frame
    • Collections
    • Military
    • Military Conflict

     In this episode of Beyond the Frame, we turn an eye to the past and to the present, examining the symbolic effects of war in this somber World War II painting by famous British Maritime Artist, Montague Dawson.

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: The Color of War

    In this episode of Beyond the Frame, we turn an eye to the past and to the present, examining the symbolic effects of war in this somber World War II painting by famous British maritime artist, Montague Dawson.

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: A New Way of Seeing

    In this episode of Beyond the Frame, we explore the Impressionist work of Philip Little and the effects of changing light and perspective. When we first began this series 18 months ago, we said that all it takes to look at a work of art is time, a little bit of curiosity, and an open mind.

  • This Flask Holds More than Schnapps

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage

    Artifacts are more than the sum of their parts. Rather than seeing artifacts as just things, we should instead see them as silent storytellers, enlightening whoever may listen with tales of their making, their application, and their eventual retirement from use.

  • Beyond the Frame: A New Way of Seeing

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage

    What our eyes and minds understand – at a distance- as literal, changes with each approaching step we take. What was the solid form of a fisherman in his boat, dissolves into thousands and thousands of fractals of light and color.

  • Beyond the Sea: From Europe to the Americas

    • Art

    In this hands-on program, students will learn about life at sea, better comprehend the spice trade, and practice their map skills.

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